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3-6, 3rd in AFC North

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert recently had a procedure done to remove a cyst on his knee, a source told ESPN's Dan Graziano. Eifert is already out for the year after having back surgery. He is in the final year of his rookie contract and could be headed for unrestricted free agency after the season.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert, already out for the year due to back surgery, had another procedure recently to remove a cyst on his knee. Eifert is working to get healthy, as he is eligible for unrestricted free agency at the end of this season.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals signed rookie LB Hardy Nickerson to the active roster off the practice squad and waived longtime veteran DT Pat Sims. Sims, a 10-year veteran, was the Bengals third round pick in 2008 and spent his first five seasons in Cincinnati, signed with the Raiders for a few years and returned to the Bengals in 2015. He saw a lot of playing time early in the season over second-year DT Andrew Billings.

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Week 11 NFL predictions: Bengals at Broncos

The third time -- in a row on the road -- doesn't figure to be a charm for Cincinnati. It will be a struggle to bring home a win from Denver.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The NFL's decision not to fine Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict for contact with an official suggests the league office did not agree with the decision to eject him from last Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans. The minimum fine for contact with an official is $30,387. But replays showed that Burfict lightly swatted away the arm of down judge Jeff Bergman. It was hardly an egregious act. Burfict has deserved most of the discipline in his career, but this was one instance where his reputation got the better of him.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Vontaze Burfict was not fined for making contact with an official last week, although he was ejected from the game.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals are going to be short handed at CB with Adam Jones out and some uncertainty around William Jackson. So the likely candidates if Jackson can't go would be Dre Kirkpatrick and Darqueze Dennard in base defense with Josh Shaw coming in for the nickel packages.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Jones (concussion), Kevin Minter (elbow) and Pat Sims (calf) have been ruled out. William Jackson (toe) and Brandon LaFell (knee) are questionable to play vs. Denver.

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1dLaurel Pfahler

LB Burfict talks cursing, provocation by officials

In his first comments since he was ejected Sunday for making contact with an official, Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict said game officials are trying to get him to react.

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Is Joe Mixon a starting fantasy running back in Week 11? (0:45)
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1dRivers McCown

Ranking the top 25 NFL 'prospects'

Football Outsiders updates its rankings of the best under-the-radar talent in the NFL, including a pair of Bengals edge rushers and a handful of names quite familiar to those who play fantasy football.

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Will the Broncos get back on track? (0:47)
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FPI: Struggling Broncos favored at home

Denver has lost five straight, but FPI gives the Broncos nearly a 2-1 edge over the visiting Bengals on Sunday. Cincy is 1-4 as an FPI underdog this season, with the lone victory coming in a virtual coin flip (49.1 percent chance to win) in Week 4 at Cleveland.

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Who calls the plays for the Bengals?

Bill Lazor replaced Ken Zampese as offensive coordinator after the Bengals' 0-2 start. His plan to give the ball to A.J. Green more has not panned out as well as the team hoped.

ESPN Stats & Info

Bengals closing in on high draft pick

A top-5 selection in April's draft seems unlikely, but the Bengals have a better than two-thirds chance to pick in the top 10, by FPI's measure. Cincy hasn't had back-to-back top-10 picks since 2008-09.

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Week 11 Power Rankings: Bengals drop

The Bengals have the third-worst turnover differential in the NFL this season (minus-9). Can they double their current win total with that sloppy play?

ESPN Stats & Info

Eleventh hour strikes on Bengals' playoff hopes

Cincinnati's chances to reach the playoffs in ESPN's FPI are at the lowest they've been since Week 3. Worse yet, they're favored in only two games the rest of the way.

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5dLaurel Pfahler

Bengals' Lewis surprised Hill opted for surgery

Bengals running back Jeremy Hill, who has rushed for just 116 yards, has elected to undergo season-ending ankle surgery, much to the surprise of coach Marvin Lewis.

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5dAdam Schefter

Teammate: LB Burfict being provoked by refs

A Bengals player says he has heard officials cursing at Vontaze Burfict on multiple occasions, and there is video that shows officials coming into contact with the Cincinnati linebacker three times in the past four games.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards203.928th
Rushing Yards70.132nd
Points For16.629th
Points Against20.212th